Best Practices in Assessing Community Engagement (BPACE): Civic Learning Outcomes Assessment

Best Practices in Assessing Community Engagement (BPACE or “Bee-Pace”) is a discussion and networking opportunity for faculty and staff at Campus Compact partner institutions. 

All sessions are interactive, online convenings and will be held via Zoom.

IMPORTANT DATES

PURPOSE & GOAL

The overall purpose of this opportunity is to build the capacity of individuals to assess student civic learning and development that occurs within a course or program at your higher education institution. Participants will be given the tools to create an assessment plan that can be implemented to assess the civic dimension of student’s learning and development during their college career.

OVERVIEW

Participants will be facilitated and mentored through a process of developing and implementing an assessment plan or project that targets students’ civic learning and development (e.g., working with others, civic communication, civic identity, civic literacy or knowledge). Participating in BPACE is beneficial to individuals and institutions seeking guidance in implementing, maintaining, strengthening, or expanding their current assessment plans to include a civic dimension.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Individuals in faculty or staff roles who are responsible for or oversee a course or program that involves a highly engaged learning practice (service-learning, experiential learning, internship, capstone project, undergraduate mentored research, learning community, etc.) Participants are expected to come with a specific curriculum, project, learning experience, or course in mind.

BENEFITS to ATTENDEES

After completing BPACE attendees can expect to:

  • List and compare a variety of civic outcomes and how they apply to your course, program, curriculum, discipline, etc.
  • Identify appropriate assessment tools that align with the intended outcome and evaluate tools for applicability.
  • Practice applying assessment tools (direct or indirect) to student artifacts in order to measure civic learning and development.
  • Design a comprehensive, coherent, and transparent teaching and learning experience that enhances students civic learning and development.

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